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Re: How to get compadd to not sort words?

Without a doubt the feature of help on a completion group is cool.  Those
numbers do fall into the category of a relative frame index. And there's an
absolute frame index,
a breakpoint number, and so on. And some of the categories are already
 built in like files.

But as with all things zsh-specific, I find it hard to get to to work on my

I've been working on zshdb recently not for any specific need, but because
I have a little time right now to spend and over the years people have +1'd
it during the times when I didn't have time to devote to it.  (So a general
hint to users - if you +1 a project it will tend encourage maintainers of
the project to work on it.)

The debugger completion code I have is at
https://github.com/rocky/zshdb/blob/master/lib/complete.sh in case folks
want to improve it. You can run it standalone.

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 4:09 AM, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> On Dec 15,  1:59am, Rocky Bernstein wrote:
> }
> } Many thanks.
> }
> } This does the trick. I'm happy with getting this in the order given
> without
> } special formatting of negative numbers.
> You're welcome.  The special formatting was just an example I picked to
> show how you'd associate styles with the completion results.
> In fact, just to flesh out the example a little ...
> If you want ^Xh (_complete_help) to be able to generate useful help for
> the context, you need to call _tags to initialize that part of the
> system, and then you should use the _requested wrapper to make the call
> to _description and compadd.  So you might do
>     _unsorted() {
>       local expl ret=1
>       _tags numbers letters
>       while _tags; do
>         if _requested -V numbers expl 'Some Numbers' compadd 1 2 -1 -2 3 0
>         then ret=0
>         fi
>         if _requested -V letters expl 'Some Letters' compadd A B Z X C M
>         then ret=0
>         fi
>       done
>       return ret
>     }
> This is obviously a lot more interesting if the completions are more than
> a single character/digit.  For sorted groups, use -J instead of -V.  (No,
> there isn't a mnemonic for why -J and -V got used here; it was because
> they were single letters not already being used for something else.)

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